The Cord Blood Bank (CBB) at KAIMRC is a national non-profit project, responsible for recruiting, processing, testing, cryopreserving, storing, thawing and infusing cord blood units that will be used for patients in need of cord blood stem cell transplantation. The CBB activities will be carried out within a quality system compliant with international standards.
The main objective of CBB is the collection and production of high quality cord blood units, which could be collected at birth without any harm to the newborn infant. These will come from Saudi donors, to be given to unrelated patients. Units not suitable for clinical use shall still be utilized in research in the stem cell therapy laboratory.